Consider the following scenario:

  • In Microsoft Host Integration Server 2013, you configure a DB2 table.

  • The table contains a Timestamp column that has a time value of 24:00:00.

  • You try to select the Timestamp column by using the OLEDB Provider for DB2.

In this scenario, the request fails and returns the following exception:

System.ArgumentOutOfRangeException was unhandled : HResult=-2146233086
Message=Hour, Minute, and Second parameters describe an un-representable DateTime.


This problem occurs because a time value of 24:00:00 is invalid in Microsoft SQL Server.


Hotfix information

A supported hotfix is available from Microsoft. However, this hotfix is intended to correct only the problem that is described in this article. Apply this hotfix only to systems that are experiencing the problem described in this article. This hotfix might receive additional testing. Therefore, if you are not severely affected by this problem, we recommend that you wait for the next software update that contains this hotfix.
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You must have Cumulative Update 2 for Microsoft Host Integration Server 2013 installed to apply this hotfix. For more information about how to obtain the cumulative update package, click the following article number to view the article in the Microsoft Knowledge Base:

2929767 Cumulative update package 2 for Host Integration Server 2013

Cumulative update information

The fix for this problem is included in cumulative update package 3 for Host Integration Server 2013. For more information about how to obtain the cumulative update package, see Cumulative update package 3 for Host Integration Server 2013.


To work around this problem, you can interpret the Timestamp column value as text. To do this, you must set the DateTime As Char connection string parameter to True. For example, set this string as follows:

DateTime As Char = True

More Information

If the hours value in a Timestamp column is 24:00, an adjustment from the DB2 format to the MSSQL format creates a one-day increase. For example, a value of "2015-08-26-" on the DB2 side is adjusted to "2015-08-27-" on the MSSQL side.


Microsoft has confirmed that this is a problem in the Microsoft products that are listed in the "Applies to" section.

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